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LNEC is since June 2021 the new Designated Institute for the measurement of liquid flow and flow velocity in Portugal LNEC is since June 2021 the new Designated Institute for the measurement of liquid flow and flow velocity in Portugal
2021-07-14


Since June this year, LNEC has been accepted as Designated Institute for the measurement of liquid flow and flow velocity, being this recognition approved by the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM) following the proposal of the Portuguese Institute of Quality.

This recognition reflects the excellence of the measurement activity at LNEC, in its laboratory infrastructure of the Metrological Hydraulics Unit, developed in the 1990s. With this distinction, LNEC is identified in the CIPM-MRA database (Mutual Recognition Agreement of the International Committee on Weights and Measures) of BIPM, being considered the national reference entity for the measurement of these quantities.

LNEC, as a Designated Institute, ensures the traceability of the quantities referred to by carrying out primary methods with the best accuracy in the Iberian Peninsula, and of an order of magnitude comparable to similar infrastructures found in the most important national primary institutes in the world (namely, in Germany, Canada, Denmark, USA, France, Italy, Netherlands, Japan, UK, Czech Republic, RP China and Russia).

In this way, LNEC makes available to national and international entities that promote the management of water resources and to the industry in general that needs to measure flow, traceability through the calibration of equipment with high quality standards and, simultaneously, makes its knowledge available to contribute to the development, in this field, of research and innovation in Portugal.
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